We're going to have to throw out some Republicans with the Democrats in November

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    I shuddered when I saw this roll call vote.

    On an amendment to prohibit social security surplus funds from being spent on other government programs, here's how our fearless leaders voted:

    Grouped by Home State Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Nay
    Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Yea Stevens (R-AK), Yea
    Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Not Voting
    Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Nay Pryor (D-AR), Nay
    California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
    Colorado: Allard (R-CO), Yea Salazar (D-CO), Nay
    Connecticut: Dodd (D-CT), Nay Lieberman (ID-CT), Nay
    Delaware: Biden (D-DE), Nay Carper (D-DE), Nay
    Florida: Martinez (R-FL), Yea Nelson (D-FL), Nay
    Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Yea Isakson (R-GA), Yea
    Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Nay Inouye (D-HI), Nay
    Idaho: Craig (R-ID), Yea Crapo (R-ID), Yea
    Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Nay Obama (D-IL), Nay
    Indiana: Bayh (D-IN), Nay Lugar (R-IN), Yea
    Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Yea Harkin (D-IA), Nay
    Kansas: Brownback (R-KS), Yea Roberts (R-KS), Yea
    Kentucky: Bunning (R-KY), Yea McConnell (R-KY), Yea
    Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Nay Vitter (R-LA), Yea
    Maine: Collins (R-ME), Nay Snowe (R-ME), Nay
    Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Nay Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
    Massachusetts: Kennedy (D-MA), Nay Kerry (D-MA), Nay
    Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Nay Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
    Minnesota: Coleman (R-MN), Yea Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
    Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Nay Wicker (R-MS), Yea
    Missouri: Bond (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
    Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Nay Tester (D-MT), Nay
    Nebraska: Hagel (R-NE), Yea Nelson (D-NE), Nay
    Nevada: Ensign (R-NV), Yea Reid (D-NV), Nay
    New Hampshire: Gregg (R-NH), Yea Sununu (R-NH), Yea
    New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
    New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Nay Domenici (R-NM), Nay
    New York: Clinton (D-NY), Nay Schumer (D-NY), Nay
    North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Dole (R-NC), Yea
    North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Nay Dorgan (D-ND), Nay
    Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Nay Voinovich (R-OH), Nay
    Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Yea Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
    Oregon: Smith (R-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay
    Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Nay Specter (R-PA), Yea
    Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Nay Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
    South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Yea Graham (R-SC), Yea
    South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Nay Thune (R-SD), Yea
    Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea
    Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Yea Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
    Utah: Bennett (R-UT), Nay Hatch (R-UT), Yea
    Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Nay Sanders (I-VT), Nay
    Virginia: Warner (R-VA), Yea Webb (D-VA), Nay
    Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Nay Murray (D-WA), Nay
    West Virginia: Byrd (D-WV), Not Voting Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay
    Wisconsin: Feingold (D-WI), Nay Kohl (D-WI), Nay
    Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea Enzi (R-WY), Yea

    You'll note that there are some Republicans who voted 'no' on this. They don't deserve another term of office. We can keep McCaskill on the Democrat's side though-voted yes.
     
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    Disclaimer: This was in 2008 - still during the Bush administration. (I've been researching some of the folks who deserves to be re-elected and who doesn't.):


    XML U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress - 2nd Session

    as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate


    Vote Summary
    Question: On the Amendment (DeMint Amdt. No. 4328 )
    Vote Number: 65 Vote Date: March 13, 2008, 06:08 PM
    Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Amendment Rejected
    Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 4328 to S.Con.Res. 70 (No short title on file)
    Statement of Purpose: To provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund for Social Security reform.
    Vote Counts: YEAs 41
    NAYs 57
    Not Voting 2
     

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